Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Well I am struggling this month to find anything I haven't shown already or that I can show so my news is not much.
I have been stitching a Valentine's piece for this month's Topsy Turvy SAL, I'm using a lovely red fabric my Mum gave me along with a few other cross stitch pieces. I can't show yet as the 20th is reveal day.
I'm about to start a Faby Reilly design on a piece of 34ct linen that was in the bag from Mum. I can't share the design as it will be a gift for Christmas but here's another sneaky pic.
Mum also gave me a bag of felt, I used a lovely piece of burgundy to back my Happy New Year piece for last month's Topsy Turvy. I did post it in this month's FFO but here it is again.
Thanks Jo for hosting Gifted Gorgeousness, if you'd like to see everyone's gifts or received items you can find the links on Jo's blog Serendipitous Stitching
Happy stitching everyone ....
Tuesday, 12 October 2021
Rachel, Ten Hour Stitcher, hosts Fully Finished Objects for us to show and tell about the crafty items we have completely finished. I've had a finishing day today, some items I can't share just yet but these are the pieces I can show in this month's FFO.
Firstly my 12 Days of Christmas using designs from Jardin Prive and Plum Street Sampler.
I'm enjoying these but I'm regretting using invisible thread for the edging and beads... only three more of each to do.
My other finish is my first piece for my new Topsy Turvy SAL. I launched this in September with the first month's theme being Happy New Year. I'm very pleased with my finish and can't wait to hang it up in January.
I'm about to start my next Topsy Turvy piece ... this month it's Valentine's
Friday, 1 October 2021
Topsy Turvy SAL is in it's second month: you can join in on Facebook, with Needlecraft Haven or by blogging on your own blog. October stitching is all about 'Valentine's' - a chance to stitch or make anything about love, hearts, friendship
I have found a few freebie designs online, I'm not sure what I'm making this month, so much choice. Here are my finds:
I also found this page is full of ideas using various crafts: Snuggly Monkey
This photo is a mini pillow I stitched a few years ago for Valentine's although I do also display it on our wedding anniversary. It's a Primative Hare freebie.
The sharing time for Valentine's is the 20th October - you can add to the Facebook album or post on your blog. There is also an album on Needlecraft Haven.
I'm a little late with my September WIPocalypse, here's how I did:
- New Year design for TT SAL - stitched
- 12 Days of Christmas - Nine Ladies Dancing, PSS and JP designs - both stitched
- JCS ornament SAL - My Big Toe Designs - Merry Christmas - a little more stitched
- JCS ornament SAL - Lisa LeAnn Designs - O Christmas Tree - nothing
- JCS ornament SAL - The Little Stitcher - St. Lucy's Light - nothing
- Summer Challenge with Needlecraft Haven - nothing
Here's my October plans, hopefully I will get a little bit more done than last month:
- Valentine's design for TT SAL
- 12 Days of Christmas - Ten Lords a Leaping(PSS and JP designs)
- JCS ornament SAL - My Big Toe Designs - Merry Christmas
- JCS ornament SAL - Lisa LeAnn Designs - O Christmas Tree
- JCS ornament SAL - The Little Stitcher - St. Lucy's Light
- Summer and Autumn Challenge with Needlecraft Haven
- Halloween Exchange with Needlecraft Haven
Thursday, 30 September 2021
As it's the final day of September I should post my birthday thank yous. It's been a different birthday this year, my birthday is the 10th and we were on holiday with our friends touring Scotland - catch up on our travels at Aimetu's - wine, food and travel (I've loads more to be blogged yet).
I did take my cards away to open but left any gifts here until we came home. I was very lucky this year as DH gave me two cards .... we were half way to Scotland when he realised he'd left my card and gift safely hidden at home hee hee. I put my cards up in our guesthouse bedroom and when we arrived home after a day out the owner had left a bottle of bubbly for us. My friend's birthday is the day after mine so the chaps were on spoil duty our first few days away!
I have been enjoying our hot tub all summer, I think it helps with my MS but I know it helps me relax and lets the worries drift away. Hubby bought me this superb gift, it's just perfect, although no skinny dipping is allowed!
Sunday, 26 September 2021
Mary at Mary's Thread hosts the Smalls SAL. On the last Friday of the month we share our small stitching items that we have completed but not necessarily fully finished. Mary has a link up post on her blog so we can pop over to see everyone's work.
I'm a little late as I've been busy baking cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning. The actual morning was Friday but I've pledged a few large cakes for individual donations which I'm delivering over the next few days.
Anyway my Smalls this month are my Jardin Prive 12 Days piece for September, nine ladies dancing and my Happy New Year for the Topsy Turvy SAL.
I think this is my favourite so far in this set, it has everything in it: flowers, sun, nature and the joy of dancing. Whilst on holiday I saw the perfect tin for my 12 Days ornaments, it has toffees and fudge in but I bought it for the tin ... I guess I'll have to eat the sweets to empty the tin hee hee
The first month of Topsy Turvy SAL was New Year; this SAL is on Facebook, here in Blogland a d on Needlecraft Haven so you can join in anywhere, any month. Posting is 20th of each month and this month the Facebook page has five participants so far ... all different and not all stitching.
My piece was cross stitch, I took it on our holiday to Scotland and managed to get the gold wording stitched. If you would like to read about our travels I'll be blogging on Aimetu's - wine, food and travel, it will take me a while to blog about it all so keep popping back.
Thank you to everyone who joined in TTSAL this month, next month is Valentine's.
Monday, 20 September 2021